Aleksey UCHITEL
Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ
Alekseï OUTCHITEL
Russia, 2005, 90mn 
Colour, fiction
Kosmos kak predchuvstvie
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Космос как предчувствие

 

 Dreaming of Space

 Le Cosmos comme pressentiment

 
Directed by : Aleksey UCHITEL (Алексей УЧИТЕЛЬ)
Writing credits : Aleksandr MINDADZE (Александр МИНДАДЗЕ)
 
Cast
Yelena LIADOVA (Елена ЛЯДОВА)
Yevgeni MIRONOV (Евгений МИРОНОВ) ...Pavel Kon’kov
Dmitry MULIAR (Дмитрий МУЛЯР) ...Gagarine
Irina PEGOVA (Ирина ПЕГОВА)
Yevgeni TSYGANOV (Евгений ЦЫГАНОВ)
 
Cinematography : Yuri KLIMENKO (Юрий КЛИМЕНКО)
Music : Leonid DESIATNIKOV (Леонид ДЕСЯТНИКОВ)
Sound : Kirill VASILENKO (Кирилл ВАСИЛЕНКО)
Companies : Rock Films
Film revenue in Russia : 0.697 million dollars
 
format : 35 mm
Site : www.mediakom.ru/News/20040208.2611

Awards :
Best directing Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2006
Best Screenplay Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2006
First prize Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005
Best Cinematography "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2005
Best actor Yevgeni MIRONOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2005

Plot synopsis
1957. The USSR launched the first artificial satellite into space and a new spirit began to emerge from a people living in captivity in their own country, people cloaked in the paranoia of secrecy. It now seemed to them that a wonderful era of freedom lay ahead, not only an earthly freedom but a cosmic freedom as well.
Dreaming of Space is the story of the gullible and open Konyok, a cook and boxer living in the restricted zone of a seaport who befriends the enigmatic Gherman, a former political prisoner secretly obsessed with defecting. While his boxing trainer is determined to uncover Gherman’s secret, Konyok simply yearns for Gherman’s friendship and the love of Lara, a waitress, whose job serving on foreign ships could help Gherman’s plan.
Source : www.intercinema.ru
 

commentaries
Aleksei Uchitel', Dreaming of Space [Kosmos kak predchuvstvie] (2005), Katerina CLARK, kinokultura.com, 2005
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2009
- Nantes Russian Film Festival, Nantes (France), 2007
- Days of Russian cinema in Valence, Valencia (France), 2006
- Russian Art Festival, Cannes (France), 2006
- Festival de Cannes, Cannes (France), 2006
- Golden Eagle awards, Moscow (Russia), 2006
- Russian film festival in Sweden 'KinoRiurik', Stockholm (Sweden), 2006
- Russian Nights, Los Angeles (USA), 2006
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2005
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2005
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2005
- Festival Kinoblick, Stuttgart (Germany), 2005
- Russische Filmwoche in Berlin, Berlin (Germany), 2005
- Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), Moscow (Russia), 2005
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2005
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2005
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2005
- Russian Film Week in New York, New York (USA), 2005
- Window to Europe Film Festival, Vyborg, Vyborg (Russia), 2004